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Truck FORCE The Newsletter of Melbourne Isuzu Dealers & Patterson Cheney / Westar Truck Centres


ALL NEW ISUZU D-MAX HAS ARRIVED! Great value Tradepack is back.

Volume 3 Issue 5 – JULY 2012


news Great Value Tradepack is back. Isuzu have introduced the latest edition of its ready-to-work favourite, the Tradepack. The NPR 200 Tradepack is available in two versions: Standard and Premium and both models can be driven on a car licence. In Standard guise, the Tradepack is fitted with a heavy duty aluminium tray body measuring 4,500 mm x 2,122 mm with twopiece 303 mm high drop sides. For added practicality, the body features a three-piece ladder rack, incorporating a zinc-coated headboard. The two galvanised coated rear racks are removable should the full tray load space be required.

syncromesh transmission. And for even greater value and convenience, genuine Isuzu satellite navigation by Navteq is also included in the Standard model, with special features such as truck routes, and mapping data supplied on an SD card.

Other Premium inclusions are the 6-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), instrument panel multi-information display, cruise control, chrome grille, auto control for air conditioning, front fog lamps and a driver’s suspension seat.

The Premium version provides all the features of the Standard Tradepack along with factory-painted silver cab and a black powder coated, lockable steel toolbox (600 mm x 450 mm x 450 mm), located under the passenger side of the tray.

The new Tradepack is only available for a limited time so talk to your nearest Melbourne Isuzu Dealer soon.

The Standard Tradepack is priced at just $52,428 driveaway and the Premium model is $54,478 driveaway.

Towing is catered for with a genuine Isuzu 3,500 kg tow bar incorporating a 24 V, 7 pin flat plug trailer wiring harness and chrome tow ball. For protection, the truck is fitted with a genuine airbag-compatible Isuzu polished aluminium bullbar. The package is completed with special Tradepack decals and mudflaps. Power for both models comes courtesy of the four-cylinder turbocharged and air-toair intercooled SiTEC Series III 155 engine, producing 114 kW of power at 2,600 RPM and 419 Nm of torque between 1,600 – 2,600 RPM. In the Standard model, the SiTEC 155 is mated to Isuzu’s smooth-shifting 5-speed

CONTENTS Million kms and still going strong. RSPCA Mobile Animal Care Unit delivered.

Mill Park Towing and Isuzu – 25 year partnership.

Mick’s way is the key to success at Highland.

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All-New Isuzu D-MAX has arrived


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Polyfoam Australia P/L Expands its fleet of MANs Page 8–9



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Disclaimer: All material in this Newsletter is copyright and may not be produced in any format without the written permission of the author. No responsibility is accepted for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or transparencies. All statements made, although based on information believed to be reliable and accurate cannot be guaranteed and no fault or liability can be accepted for error or omission. Articles in this Newsletter are published as a service to Isuzu, WesternStar, MAN, Foton and Isuzu D-Max owners and should not be substituted for specific advice. Published by: BravoTangoBravo Advertising www.bravotangobravo.com.au


news Million kms and still going strong. Remember 1988 – Australia’s bicentennial celebrations were in full swing, Kylie was singing ‘I Should Be So Lucky’ and John Leveque’s FVR Isuzu started pounding the roads. Twenty four years later John’s Isuzu is still going strong – all the more remarkable when you take into account that it’s running on the original engine, gearbox and diffs. Based in Highett, John is a sub-contractor with Toll’s ‘Fast Division’ and has been driving for 28 years. John has owned the truck for 18 years and does much of the minor servicing himself but for any major work he takes it back to Patterson Cheney, Dandenong. The truck turned over the million km mark at the start of the year and shows no signs of slowing down. John keeps it in excellent condition as evidenced by this photo. Here’s to the next million!

RSPCA Mobile Animal Care Unit delivered. An Isuzu FSD 700 Long fitted with a custom designed body by Rambler Concepts was recently delivered to RSPCA Victoria by Patterson Cheney Trucks. The flexible set-up of this unit will allow the RSPCA to use it for a number of different applications including assessment of injured or sick animals during disaster emergencies. Appropriate surgical responses can be put into place immediately utilising the on board, fully operational veterinary theatre. The unit can also provide disease outbreak support, lost and found registration, a holding area for lost animals or as a base for the co-ordination of emergency responses and communication back to head office during disasters. The vehicle comes into its own when veterinary staff are required to attend inspectorate cases and provide immediate veterinary assessments.

In conjunction with local councils, the RSPCA unit also extends to providing facilities for mobile de-sexing, microchipping and vaccination clinics within suburban and remote areas with high feral or stray animal populations. Ultimately

these initiatives reduce the number of animals that end up in shelters. The unit will also be used within the community for educational purposes promoting numerous animal welfare initiatives. TRUCK FORCE | JULY 2012




Mill Park Towing and Isuzu – “they focus on keeping the customer happy and getting the vehicle back on the road – you can’t ask for more than that”

After thirty five years in the towing business, Greg Wagg, owner of Mill Park Towing knows a thing or two about tow trucks. And one thing he firmly believes is that there is no better truck than Isuzu. “I love the Isuzus – they do everything I want them to do and more – great comfort, outstanding reliability and they’re just so user friendly which is why my drivers also love them,” Greg said. Greg has operated Isuzus since 1986 when he ordered his first SBR model. Since then he has gone on to operate more than twenty over the years. Greg now has a fleet of six trucks and tends to buy a new truck each



year. His latest model is an FFR 500 delivered just a couple of months ago and he now has six operating 24/7. All the trucks are fitted with Inman tilt trays. Greg has a couple of key long term business contracts for the Northern suburbs area where he operates from. The first is with Victoria Police where Greg is responsible for stolen and recovered vehicles and the second is with Allianz Roadside Assistance where he operates a breakdown recovery service for a number of major car brands. In addition to these contracts the company also handles standard motor vehicle accidents and car dealership work.

a 25 year partnership. Greg reserves his greatest praise for the service he has received from Patterson Cheney personnel over such a long period, in particular current Dealer Principal Terry Jewson, and Service Manager Wayne Murphy. “I’ve had an excellent long term relationship with both Terry and Wayne and their sales and service staff over the years – they do a fantastic job and are completely customer focused - I really couldn’t be looked after any better,” Greg went on to say. “Any issue I’ve had has just been fixed, no questions asked – they focus on keeping the customer happy and getting the vehicle

back on the road - you can’t ask for more than that,” Greg added. Greg takes particular pride in the relationship he has with his employees. Evidence of this can be found in the effort that he personally went to in ensuring one of his employees could remain a driver with the company after suffering a seizure. After his recovery, the driver had a restriction placed on the gross weight of the truck he could drive. Greg went out on a limb to have an Isuzu 500 ‘downgraded’ to 8 tonne GVM so that the truck came in within the legal weight limit but was still able to tow two cars. Greg worked closely

with Patterson Cheney Sales Manager Paul Leggerini who, in Greg’s words, ‘went out of his way’ to ensure this ‘downgrade’ was carried out in the most cost efficient and timely manner. Given Greg’s business philosophy it’s not surprising that Mill Park Towing has more than enough work on its books and a crew of loyal employees.

Contact: Greg Wagg T: 0425 775 133 E: gregwagg@hotmail.com



Western Star


Mick’s way is the key to the success of Highland Haulage. Highland Haulage owner Mick Linger firmly believes that success in business relies on staying involved at the grass roots level. This is why he often heads out on the road carting freight from the head office in Deloraine, Tasmania right up the east coast of Australia, just like his regular drivers. “It’s the only way I can really get an understanding of what’s happening right at the coal face – to experience first hand what my drivers experience really is invaluable to my understanding. I also enjoy seeing and meeting our customers – it ensures I remain competitive in business,” Mick said. “If there happens to be any issues emerging I can take immediate action to fix things,” he went on to say. Mick grew up in the transport business – his father acquired his first truck in 1971 and ran a successful trucking business. In 1994 Mick acquired his first truck and commenced operating as Highland Haulage, often working in tandem with his dad. Mick initially intended to have just one truck and a couple of trailers. However, things have worked out just a little better than Mick anticipated – eighteen years down the track the company has achieved steady growth and now has a fleet of thirteen trucks and seventeen trailers. The business is very much a family affair with Mick’s wife Chris heavily involved whilst his son Markas, an apprentice mechanic, helps out on his days off. Mick’s diverse range of customers means he transports a variety of general freight from Tasmania right up the east coast of Australia and occasionally over to Perth. Highland Haulage now averages around a dozen crossings a week from Tasmania to the mainland and has depots in Melbourne and Sydney. The company also specialises in loading and unloading containers for a number of customers including one that supplies goods to King Island out of Melbourne. Mick’s association with Western Star started with a second hand model which proved so good that Mick went on to purchase a new Constellation model. He now has six Western Stars in the fleet – the latest, a Stratosphere, delivered just a few months ago. The Stratosphere gives drivers the highest levels of comfort available in the market place including a cab that allows you to stand up and walk through to the sleeper compartment, air-conditioning, extra insulation and a spring mattress to guarantee a peaceful and restful night’s sleep. “You just can’t fault the new Stratospheres. For cab comfort and accessibility nothing compares. The sleeper area is just so spacious and the fittings are nothing short of superb,” Mick enthused. “Our drivers love the Western Stars too – I’ve never had one driver come back with any sort of complaint... and that’s



good for my business,” he added. All the trucks are fitted with Detroit engines. Mick prides himself on the excellent rapport he has with his drivers, most of whom he talks to on a daily basis whilst they are on the road, and this no doubt plays a crucial role in the ongoing success of Highland Haulage. Most recently Mick has dealt with Phil Salter at Westar and reports that he always gets a good result with all Westar personnel whether it be sales or service. “The important thing is that when we have had an issue with a truck it gets fixed and is back on the road quickly. I really can’t ask for any more,” Mick enthused. Another thing Mick loves about the Stars is the little features that come fitted as standard. “I love the fact that they come equipped with a socket to plug a fridge into. It’s just a small item, but it’s the little things that matter,” Mick added. Contact: Mick Linger T: 0408 140 641 E: admin@highlandhaulage.com.au

You just can’t fault the new Stratospheres. For cab comfort and accessibility nothing compares. The sleeper area is just so spacious and the fittings are nothing short of superb.





Polyfoam australia p/l expands its fleet of man’s with new rigid model. Family owned and operated Polyfoam Australia was established in Melbourne in 1986 to manufacture expanded polystyrene packaging for produce and specialty products.

responsibility. Polyfoam Australia is committed to providing resources for recycling EPS and maintaining systems that do not adversely affect the quality of the environment.

Over the years, Polyfoam Australia has diversified into a number of different product areas and expanded its product range. The company now services a broad number of industries including agriculture & aquaculture, general packaging, industrial & automotive, building & construction, science & medical, retail & leisure and custom moulding. Today the company has offices in Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and Queensland.

“We actually recycle 120% of what we make which includes additional product that we obtain from other companies,” said Polyfoam Australia’s Victorian State Manager, Nick Tandy. “Used packages are recycled for use as pods or bricks in building construction, so from an environmental perspective it is a very friendly material,” he went on to say.

Polyfoam Australia is one of the largest converters of expanded polystyrene (EPS) in Australia, with expertise in expanded polypropylene (EPP), as well as vacuum and injection moulding of plastic. The company also manufactures a large range of extruded foamed polyethylene (PE) rolls and sheets. Produce packaging for vegetables and seafood is still the largest part of Polyfoam Australia’s business. The key advantage of polystyrene for produce packaging is the fact that it is lightweight and doesn’t bruise or damage the contents. It also offers outstanding thermal efficiency, negating the need for a refrigerated truck when transporting product from the supplier to the supermarket, offering significant cost savings for the operator. The beauty of the polystyrene product is that it is completely recyclable and Polyfoam Australia strives to lead the industry in social and environmental



Polyfoam Australia already had a number of MAN prime movers on its fleet for use on country runs and it was the excellent efficiency and reliability of those trucks that prompted Polyfoam management to look at another MAN to complement its range of rigid trucks that are used primarily on metropolitan runs. In addition to the truck fleet, Polyfoam Australia owner Bruce Pickett also operates an MAN in the form of a motor home. “We needed a rigid that could also tow a trailer, so the MAN TGL 12.250 fitted the bill perfectly,” said Nick. The MAN was purchased from Patterson Cheney Dandenong and Nick reports that the pre and post purchase experience was excellent. The truck was delivered in March this year and has already proven a good performer. “One of its best attributes to date has been the way it holds its speed across a variety of road conditions making it an easy truck

to drive – the cab comfort also comes in for high praise,” Nick added. Whilst drivers were initially skeptical of MAN’s 12 speed tipmatic transmission it has now garnered favour with all who drive it. “Drivers now love the auto transmission - they find it less stressful, especially in the stop start traffic they encounter,” Nick went on to say. Nick plans to take the truck back to Patterson Cheney for servicing. “We’re very strict on servicing vehicles according to the log book and we have a very strong view that a well maintained vehicle is going to be less costly in the long run,” said Nick. Contact: Nick Tandy t: (03) 9794 8320 e: nickt@polyfoam.com.au w: www.polyfoam.com.au




ALL-NEW ISUZU D-MAX HAS ARRIVED! The much-anticipated All-New Isuzu D-MAX has arrived and is now in our showroom at Patterson Cheney Isuzu Ute, Dandenong.

Depend on it.



Over 4,000,000km of testing was conducted in the development of the All-New D-MAX to ensure our customer’s expectations are exceeded.

Available in five specification levels and three body configurations – with a new ‘Space’ cab body configuration featuring rear ‘Wing’ doors joining the single and crew cab variants – the All-New Isuzu D-MAX builds on its reputation of reliability and economy with new levels of performance, safety and comfort across the entire range. The All-New Isuzu D-MAX continues to harness ‘The Spirit of Truck’ in its design and remains the only Ute produced by a commercial vehicle manufacturer. Over 4,000,000km of testing was conducted in the development of the All-New D-MAX to ensure our customer’s expectations are exceeded. From the entry-level Isuzu D-MAX 4x2 single cab SX through to the top-of-the-line 4x4 crew cab LS-T, the All-New D-MAX offers a generous complement of standard equipment, including air conditioning with a fine-particle pollen filter and a new audio system with iPod® and Bluetooth® connectivity. LS models also see the introduction of Isuzu’s new ‘Sky Sound’ roof-mounted surround sound system. In addition to an upgrade in the comfort stakes, the entire D-MAX range now also comes equipped with a host of added safety benefits, including 4-channel 4-sensor ABS (Anti-skid Brake System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS) and Brake Assist (BA), along with six airbags (dual front, curtain and side). A high-strength tailor blank welded passenger safety cell also increases occupant safety. New rear LED brake lights are also standard on the Isuzu D-MAX LS models, as are projector lens headlights. Come in now and see us for a test drive of the All-New Isuzu D-MAX. TRUCK FORCE | JULY 2012




Great deals

on these ready-to-work

Isuzu trucks! NNR 200 short with 3.7m dropside steel tray Just

$48,268 AWAY DRIVE

• Power: 110kW @ 2,800 rpm • Torque: 375 Nm @ 1,600 - 2,800 rpm • Driver and passenger airbag with seatbelt pretensioner • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) • Anti Skid Regulator (ASR) • Hill Start Aid (HSA) - except AMT pack • Electric mirrors • Front and rear stabiliser bars


NLS200 SHORT (2010 PLATE) with 3.3m dropside steel tray Just

$49,579 DRIVE AWAY • Power: 110kW @ 2,800 rpm • Torque: 375 Nm @ 1,600 - 2,800 rpm • Driver and passenger airbag with seatbelt pretensioner • On demand part-time all wheel drive system • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) • Hill Start Aid (HSA) • Electric mirrors • Independent front torsion bar suspension

Offers end 31st October 2012 or whilst stocks last. Photographs are for illustration purposes only. LMCT 578






2012 Western Star 4864 FS2

New 2012 Western Star 4964 FXT



inc GST

• Cummins ISX 550hp • Autoshift Transmission • Dual Diff Locks

• Cummins ISX 550 or 600hp • 18 Speed ABS Brakes • 54” Stratosphere Sleeper • Extended Cummins Warranty

Chassis No: BK1663


5 in STOCK – Call for a Price.



New 2012 Western Star 5864 SS

NEW 2012 Western STAR 4864 FXB’s



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inc GST

Chassis No: BS8316

• Detroit DD15 500hp (Can be re-rated to 560hp) • 18 Speed Roadranger • 40” Stratosphere Sleeper • 46,000lb Diffs & Suspension • ABS/ Alloy Wheels • 90T Rated • Includes Extended Engine Warranty

• Cummins ISX 550hp • RTLO20918B 18 Speed Transmission • Extended Cummins Warranty Included • 40” Stratosphere Sleeper with Aero Kit • 90T GCM – B/Double or Roadtrain


Bulk Stock Purchase!! 7 in Stock


NEW 2012 MAN TGS 18.440

• 480hp • Automated Transmission • Disc Brakes • ABS & EBS • High Ground Clearance

• 440hp 12 speed Automated Transmission • 4x2 • ABS & EBS • 5.5m Wheelbase • Aero Kit • Disc Brakes All Round • Integrated Sleeper • Ideal Interstate Rigid

Chassis No: 30S3573

Chassis No: 06S8771

* $181,500 inc GST

* $142,890 inc GST

ONLY ONE AT THIS PRICE *Price includes GST and dealer delivery, but excludes registration, stamp duty, and other statutory charges. These cannot be quantified duE to the fact that these will vary depending on the vehicle’s final specification, intended application and state in which the vehicle will operate. To obtain a drive-away price please contact us to discuss your individual requirements and intended use of the vehicle. Offers end 31ST OCTOBER 2012 or whilst stocks last. Photos for illustrative purpose only. LMCT 578









Includes oil and fuel filters.

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Filter kit Filter kit Filter kit Filter kit Filter kit Filter kit Filter kit Filter kit Filter kit Filter kit Filter kit Filter kit Filter kit

4HE1-TC 4HE1-T/4HF1/4HG1 Exc. NPS 4HE1-T/4HF1/4HG1 For NPS 4JH1 4HK1 6HH1 6HE1 Non-turbo 6HE1-T 6SD1-TC 6SD1-TC 6HHK1-TCN/TCC 6HK1-TCS 6WF1/6WG1

SiTEC 130 / 140 / 145 / 170 SiTEC 110 / 115 / 120 SiTEC 110 / 115 / 120 SiTEC 110 / 115 / 120 SiTEC 125 SiTEC 150 / 175 SiTEC 175 / 200 PRE SiTEC SiTEC 230 SiTEC 270 SiTEC 275 SiTEC 190 / 220 SiTEC 385 / 425

$30.00 $28.00 $30.00 $30.00 $38.00 $47.00 $47.00 $49.00 $60.00 $47.00 $50.00 $50.00 $55.00

1410023430 (B43200S1865433) A113200K1987643 1410029040 (A13200B1978586) 1410029120 (A13200K1987433) 1410029130 (A13200K1987488) 1410033110 (A113200K1987390) 1410033120 (B293200G1879390) 1410033130 (A113200K1987586) 1410027410 (A233200T1892391) 1410027420 (A233200T1892430) 1410027430 (A233200T1892538) 1410027440 (A233200T1892563) 1410027450 (A233200T1892614) 1410027460 (A233200T1892643) 1410027470 (A233200T1892683) 1410026360 (RRL20145433) RR20145390 RPL20145411 RP20145643 RR20145586

New differential assembly – RT 40 / 145 New differential assembly – RT 40 / 145 New differential assembly – RT 40 / 145 New differential assembly – RT 40 / 145 New differential assembly – RT 40 / 145 New differential assembly – RT 40 / 145 New differential assembly – RT 40 / 145 New differential assembly – RT 40 / 145 New differential assembly – RT 46 / 160 New differential assembly – RT 46 / 160 New differential assembly – RT 46 / 160 New differential assembly – RT 46 / 160 New differential assembly – RT 46 / 160 New differential assembly – RT 46 / 160 New differential assembly – RT 46 / 160 Reman differential assembly – RT 40 / 145 Reman differential assembly – RT 40 / 145 Reman differential assembly – RT 40 / 145 Reman differential assembly – RT 40 / 145 Reman differential assembly – RT 40 / 145

Rear non-DCDL – 4.33 ratio Fwd with pump, DCDL ready – 6.43 ratio Fwd no pump, non-DCDL – 5.86 ratio Fwd with pump & DCDL – 4.33 ratio Fwd with pump & DCDL – 4.88 ratio Fwd with pump, DCDL ready – 3.90 ratio Rear, DCDL ready – 3.90 ratio Fwd with pump, DCDL ready – 5.86 ratio Rear non-DCDL – 3.91 ratio Rear non-DCDL – 4.30 ratio Rear non-DCDL – 5.38 ratio Rear non-DCDL – 5.63 ratio Rear non-DCDL – 6.14 rati Rear non-DCDL – 6.43 ratio Rear non-DCDL – 6.83 ratio Rear with DCDL – 4.33 ratio Rear non-DCDL – 3.90 ratio Fwd with pump & DCDL – 4.11 ratio Fwd with pump, non-DCDL – 6.43 ratio Rear non-DCDL – 5.86 ratio




Manufactured to combat corrosion, water loss and vibration. Durable, hard-wearing components. Hybrid technology to withstand repeat charge and discharge. Increased reserve capacity holds charge for longer.

Includes wall and car/truck chargers.

While stock lasts.

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18O degree folding design offering ultimate position flexibility. 2 adjustable folding hooks offering even more lighting angle positions. 2 built-in magnets for parallel use and 1 for vertical use. Ultra bright LED provides up to 8 hours of continuous lighting. LED spot light provides up to 15 hours of continuous lighting.

Improved planetary carrier assembly. Quiet–fine pitch head-set gearing. Improved synchronizers & gear hubs (material & lubrication). IAS (Integrated Air System).

$4,950.00 $6,995.00 $6,500.00 $7,500.00 $7,500.00 $6,995.00 $5,950.00 $6,995.00 $5,495.00 $5,495.00 $5,495.00 $5,495.00 $5,495.00 $5,495.00 $5,495.00 $4,675.00 $3,125.00 $5,825.00 $5,295.00 $3,125.00

ZY07127 Transmission assembly Direct replacement for Y08152

CYB121840 CYB121841 CYB125840 CYB125841

NS70 battery NS70L battery N100MF battery N150MF battery

Equivalent to Furukawa 80D26R Equivalent to Furukawa 80D26L Equivalent to Furukawa 115E41L Equivalent to Furukawa 145G51


$226.00 $226.00 $279.00 $359.00 92956447 LED work lamp 12v/24v/240v Rechargeable


1OO% genuine Isuzu components. Backed by Isuzu’s extensive Dealer network. While stock lasts.



92956481 SD card, navigation V03 Suits TAV audio system Updated mapping

92956414 All models with touch screen audio Attaches to steering wheel

92956483 Re-manufactured transmission Replacement for 1330442700

*Applies to all models in series. Prices published are recommended selling prices, include GST and are effective July 1st 2012 until 31st October 2012 or while stocks last. Graphic illustrations of parts are for illustrative purposes only. All parts advertised herein have been includedin good faith and on the basis that those parts will be available at participating Isuzu Dealerships at the time of publication. Isuzu and participating Dealers reserve the right to correct any errors made in parts listed and/or the pricing published.











Sensational deals on Eaton’s new Advantage Easy Pedal Clutch. The new Advantage Series Clutch features an enhanced release bearing design. Now with a more robust bushing material, clutch service intervals are increased from 20,000km to a maximum of 40,000km. The new design also features multiple zerk locations for improved greasing flexibility.

Western Star and Narva Lighting present two of the leading Lighting systems for heavy vehicle applications - Narva Ultima and Extreme - Pencil and Combination kits.

2250 Easy pedal - Advantage 208938-583 (superceded 10800942A) $1466.25 2050 Easy pedal - Advantage 208935-515 (superceded 10893536A) $1268.75 1860 Easy pedal - Advantage 208935-530 (superceded 10893532A) $1228.76

Ultima 225 pencil kit 71680NAR $299.00 Ultima 225 combination kit 71700NAR $299.00 Ultima 225 HID pencil kit 71680HIDNAR $758.00

Ultima 225 HID combination kit 71700HIDNAR $758.00 Extreme pencil kit 71760NAR $335.00 Extreme combination kit 71762NAR $335.00






Extreme HID pencil kit 71760HIDNAR $758.00 Extreme HID combination kit 71762HIDNAR $758.00


The latest in Wireless Communication from GME Whether you are a professional truck driver or an occasional road user, the innovative GME W1 wireless PTT and handsfree microphone, available in the TX4500W and TX3510W, is set to revolutionise both your driving safety andradio communications experience.



Great deals on Donaldson filter kits to suit a wide variety of applications

Available from your participating authorised Western Star dealer. Prices include GST and are valid from the 1st of July to the 31st of October 2012. Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice and are plus freight where applicable. Images are for illustration only - actual products may differ from shown. Western Star Trucks reserves the right to correct printing errors.

Fixed Price Western Star manufacturers engine service. Western Star with Caterpillar C12/C13


Western Star with Caterpillar C15/C16


Western Star with Detroit EGR S60


Western Star with Detroit DD13/15*


Western Star with Cummins ISX EGR





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*Detroit DD13/15 every 40,000 kms

TO MAKE A BOOKING, CALL: Campbellfield – Sam Guzzardi - 9305 3155 Dandenong – Wayne Murphy or Stuart Lunt – 9215 2234 Derrimut – Mick Porter, Michael O’Dea or John Meginess – 9394 0222 TRUCK FORCE | JULY 2012


stop press ISUZU EXTENDED CARE LAUNCHED To provide customers with even greater peace of mind, Isuzu Australia Limited has recently released the Isuzu Extended Care package covering N, F and FX Series truck ranges*. By purchasing Isuzu Extended Care, customers can extend the standard three-year factory warranty by a further two years (to a total of five years), covering their vehicle for up to 400,000 kilometres or 6,000 hours (depending on the model). In addition to the package, customers will also receive five years of cover under the Extended Isuzu Assist feature. This provides 24-hour roadside assistance in situations like emergency breakdowns, flat batteries, glass repairs and lost keys as well as the standard benefits of Isuzu’s Comprehensive Care program. According to IAL National Service Manager, Lee Poulton, the new program further adds to the company’s growing suite of aftersales service offerings. For further information, please talk to your nearest Melbourne Isuzu Dealer. * NPS, FSS and FTS models on application only.

Melbourne Isuzu Dealers Campbellfield (Service & Parts only) Cnr Hume Hwy & Northbourne Rd Dandenong 200 Cheltenham Road Derrimut 1 Australis Drive T: 1800 013 200 Western Star/MAN Dealers Campbellfield (Service & Parts only) Cnr Hume Hwy & Northbourne Rd T: 9305 3155 Dandenong 55 Kirkham Road West T: 9215 2300 Derrimut 1 Australis Drive T: 9394 0000 Isuzu D-Max Dealer location Dandenong 200 Cheltenham Road T: 9215 2300 www.westar.com.au www.pattersoncheneytrucks.com.au

STAFF news

the PaTTERson cheney group

We extend a warm welcome to Tony Lamanna, who joins us as a new MAN Sales Consultant based at Patterson Cheney’s heavy truck facility at Kirkham Road West, Dandenong. Tony brings many years experience in the Road Transport Industry, including his most recent 6 year tenure as General Manager with a major refrigerated transport company. Prior to this Tony spent 15 years as an owner driver operating on interstate linehaul operations; experience which will be invaluable in dealing with past and future Patterson Cheney customers.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sales Consultant Sean Flaherty, who joined the Westar Derrimut team selling heavy trucks on April 30. Sean joins us from the Mercedes Benz Organisation, having worked at both national and local levels since 1998. Over that time Sean has built up a wealth of experience and brings with him a great passion for life and the job of selling trucks and building up customer relationships. We wish him all the best in his new role.

Our truck customers are familiar with the Isuzu, Western Star and MAN brands. But what many people don’t realise is just how many other leading automotive brands fall under the Patterson Cheney umbrella. In addition to the aforementioned truck brands, today you can look to Patterson Cheney for Honda, Holden, Toyota cars and recreational vehicles, Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars and Vans, Isuzu D-MAX, Honda motorcycles, as well as Honda lawn, garden and power equipment products. And there are a couple of very good reasons why it’s worth talking to us if you’re in the market for any of the above brands. Firstly, because our buying

In House finance. tailor-made for Western Star & MAN owners

easy finance. Buy an Isuzu with No Financials

Patterson Cheney/Westar Truck Centres can provide you with an ultra-competitive and flexible finance package for your new truck. With over 15 banks and finance companies offering exclusive deals to Western Star and MAN customers, you can be confident that you’ll get a finance package that’s just right for TRUCK FORCE | JULY 2012 your business.

Conditions ✔ 3 years industry experience ✔ Home owner ✔ Clear CRAA ✔ Good credit history ✔ Maximum term 60/30%


power is so big, we can pass the savings on to you as well as offering you a great range of competitive finance packages. Secondly, you’ll experience the same great service that you’ve come to expect from any of our ‘other’ Dealerships – we didn’t get this big without looking after our customers, no matter if they’re buying new, used, parts, service or finance. All our staff have an absolute commitment to customer satisfaction – they know what they’re talking about, so you can rely on their advice. So if you’re in the market for one of the brands above, your first stop should be to talk to your existing truck sales consultant who will point you in the right direction.

In House

Dandenong 200 Cheltenham Rd | Con Nitsikas 0409 799 948 Derrimut 1 Australis Drive, Derrimut Sam Mangano 0412 067 683


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